Kashmir government turns public libraries to E-learning centers

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Srinagar [India], Feb.22, (ANI): Rejuvenating the culture of library, Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday launched E-learning program by installing computers in the state's public libraries, thus assisting students to prepare for competitive exams like JEE, CET and so on. The SPS library at Moulana Azad Road has been the government's choice to initiate a program to provide quality coaching and comprehensive solutions to NEET, JEE and CET aspirants. Students can avail the facility by filling a form in the nearest libraries. Resources like tabs, computers and the expert-designed study materials available in the library would be an additional benefit to the students to crack the competitive papers. "Under the novel initiative, IT-enabled learning material, including video lectures, e-books and written notes, shall be made available free of cost in all the government libraries across the State to facilitate students crack NEET, JEE, CET and other competitive examinations," said Finance Minister J-K, Dr. Habib Drabu. "This is a move to reinvent libraries into a learning centre for the students to prepare themselves for the competitive examinations. Once the mission gets success, we have further plans to take it into a bigger platform like conducting lectures at the public community halls", he added. The program will be particularly beneficial to the students from far flung areas where quality coaching facilities are not available. The students will be continuously assessed online and they will be able to track their progress constantly. Farukin Nissa, a student from Kashmir, said, "Its something unique step taken by Kashmir Government to introduce online study program in the public libraries. The E-learning program is common in many places across the country, including Jammu, but for us in Kashmir its something new and highly beneficiary." The library has collection of engineering, MBA, NEET, CET books availing the students to prepare themselves along with online programs where the students are continuously guided on several topics of their courses This initiative of the Kashmir Government is a game changer for the students to get through the competitive exams who would not afford to avail for paid tuitions. (ANI)